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ID-Cooling Chromaflow 240 CPU Cooler Review (Page 5)

Chad Sebring | Jul 7, 2018 at 10:00 am CDT - 1 min, 43 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 76%Manufacturer: ID-Cooling

Installation and Finished Product

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To get to this point, all we have done so far is to insert the all-thread studs into the proper holes in the back plate. Once that is done, align the backplate with the socket screws, and push it in the motherboard until the foam hits the motherboard.

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To lock the back plate to the motherboard, you next install the thumbscrews over a set of washers. Keep in mind though, there is no way to keep the all-thread from spinning, and no specific point to stop screwing the thumbscrews down. This means it is easy to have the hardware too loose, with little pressure on the CPU, or also easy to overtighten, or better yet, not all at the same level.

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Once past that, you can then apply some thermal paste, and set the head unit onto the hardware. If you look closely, we had to remove the cooler after this image, because it is painfully apparent we did not get the top-right thumbscrew tight enough, as the other three studs come through the thumbscrew, unlike the one we pointed out.

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Once the head unit was toyed with to get the proper mounting depth to all the screws, we also went ahead and installed the radiator. It is there that we see the ID-Cooling name painted in white on the brushed metal plate. The tubing reaches without too much tension on the fittings, and all we have left to do is power the Chromaflow 240 up.

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This is just a single shot of the potential of the RGB LED lighting. While we captured the blue and green phase, it offers a glimpse of how the LEDs work as halves for the display of the rainbow of colors it goes through. We do appreciate the looks of the Chromaflow LEDs, both at the head unit as well as the multiple rings around the fans, but can this cooler stand up in performance as well as it does in appearance and pricing?

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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